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Peter Kroeker Photograph Collection With digital objects
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Abraham R. Bergen and Maria Bergen (nee Maria Neufeld)

This is a photo of Abraham R. Bergen and his wife Maria Bergen (nee Maria Neufeld) sitting on a chair posing for a photo in Paraguay. Greenery is used for a backdrop. In her hand she is holding flowers. They are both dressed in dark clothing. They were married in 1913 in Manitoba and moved to Bergthal, Paraguay in 1927, as part of the Sommerfeld Mennonite Church.

Boys at German school

This is a photo of eight young boys posing for a photo in front of the blackboard in their school. The photo was taken in the private run, German school in the Neu Kronstal district, north of Plum Coulee, Manitoba on the Mennonite West Reserve. Front row, far right is John Kroeker. Behind him (to the right) is John's older brother Klaas Kroeker.

An undated clipping from the "Altona Echo," [197-, bef. 1982] ran this photo along with a then-current day photo of five of these schoolmates provides the names of the boys in this photo. left to right is Corny Banman, David Hildebrandt, Henry Hildebrandt (Morden), Isaak Fast (Mexico), Jacob Hildebrandt (Mexico), Peter K. Harder (Altona, John Kroeker (Plum Coulee), Klaas Kroeker (Altona). The teacher was Klaas Harder.

Maria Kroeker

This is a photo of Maria Kroeker, sister to Peter Kroeker, taken when she was approx. 18 years old. She is standing with her hand on a couch and a painted backdrop is behind her.

Peter Kroeker and wife Elizabeth Kroeker (nee Elizabeth Hiebert)

This is a photo Peter Kroeker and his wife Elizabeth Kroeker (nee Elizabeth Hiebert) seated on chairs posing for a photo. Elizabeth is weariong a tradtional Mennonite headcovering. Peter is wearing a three piece suite with a light coloured tie. Annotations by son John Kroeker on back. Most likely taken in 1926. Peter and Elizabeth farmed south of Plum Coulee in the Mennonite West Reserve of Manitoba.